November is American Diabetes Month

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-10-06 07:52:04 -0500
Started 2012-10-03 09:20:28 -0500

By the American Diabetes Association:

With nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. diagnosed with diabetes, there is no doubt it has touched your life in some way. Whether you are one of those 26 million or know someone who is, living in the presence of diabetes has a profound impact on daily life.

November is American Diabetes Month®—a time to come together and raise awareness of this ever-growing epidemic that is facing our nation.

This year, we want to shed light on the many people affected by diabetes and how each person’s daily life with diabetes tells a different story. It is time for you to add your own chapter.

Visit our Facebook page and share a personal image representing what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to you. The image is a representation of how diabetes affects your daily life in some way. Every photo will contribute to a larger mosaic that embodies the message, “A Day in the Life of Diabetes.”

5 replies

Set apart
Set apart 2012-10-06 07:52:04 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby although I live in a small community I plan on writing to our local paper encouraging others to also add on to this! Living with D has been such a challenge for me, but DC has and is my GO TO place! Hugs!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-03 23:20:35 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby, I sent a reminder to our City Council Presidents office about November being National Diabetes Month because he puts out a newsletter. I asked them to include events in the newsletter at the end of the month. I am sure they will do it because he has events for Breast Cancer and also National Domestic Violence Month which is in October.

Our community is having a 5k Diabetes Awareness Race next year. I can't wait to start working on this.

GabbyPA 2012-10-04 20:14:46 -0500 Report

That is great. I know there are a lot of events that happen in the month and specially on international diabetes day. Keep us posted and see if anyone here will sponsor you.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-04 21:07:29 -0500 Report

I will keep you posted. I know the American Diabetes Association has been contacted. We are going to really begin full time planning at the beginning of the year.